Killing of IPOB Commander and 7 Other Top Stories That Topped Headlines This Week

Killing of IPOB Commander and 7 Other Top Stories That Topped Headlines This Week

The news reports in Nigeria for the week of April 24-30 were dominated by the raid on a militia camp owned by the IPOB group among other topics.

Legit.ng has compiled below some of the reports which got the most attention of readers.

Killing of IPOB commander and 7 other top stories that made headlines this week

1. Photo, Last Moments of IPOB’s Vice President Who Was Killed by Gallant Security Forces

More details have emerged about the killing of Ikonson Commander, a leader of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a militia group linked to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Ikonson was identified as the vice president-designate of IPOB. Security forces said he commanded series of violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and south-south of the country.

2. Heavy Shooting As Nigerian Army Kills Vice President of IPOB, 6 Other Fighters

A joint operation by the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, and Department of State Services has led to the killing of one Commander Ikonson, identified as the vice president-designate of proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

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Panic as DSS says IPOB moving bombs, explosives from Lagos to Imo, places military on alert

Channels TV reported that six other fighters of the militia group linked to the IPOB were also killed, while two other members were arrested in the joint operation.

3. BREAKING: Fear as Gunmen Raze Governor’s Residence, Kill his Security Aides, Video Emerges

The residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Omuma in Oru East Local government area, was on Saturday, April 24, torched by an unknown gang of gunmen who also succeeded in killing a security officer.

A source who spoke with Punch said the invaders in a gun battle with security operatives, shot dead two of them, adding that the inferno destroyed vehicles around the governor's house.

4. Unknown Gunmen Shoot Imo State Commissioner, Others in Owerri

The Punch is reporting that the Imo commissioner for entrepreneurship and skill acquisition, Iyke Ume has been shot by unknown gunmen in the state capital, Owerri.

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Shootings as gunmen attempt to overrun Hausa settlement in Imo

According to the report, there was panic in the state capital, as the armed men also shot four other motorists during the attack on Sunday night, April 25.

One of the motorists was said to have been shot while driving an unmarked security vehicle at Orji, on Owerri-Okigwe road very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.

5. Breaking: President Buhari Calls for Relocation of Defence Command HQ, Gives Reason

The United States has been urged to consider relocating the headquarters of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation.

Legit.ng gathered that the appeal was made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, April 27, during a virtual meeting with US secretary of state, Anthony Blinken.

6. Just in: National Assembly may Move to Impeach Buhari, Lawmaker Reveals, Gives Reason

A member of the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, who represents Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency has disclosed that there is a tendency for the National Assembly to begin impeachment moves against President Muhammadu Buhari.

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President Buhari meets Governor Zulum over insecurity in Borno

Speaking with Channels TV on Thursday, April 29, Bagos noted that the Assembly might be forced to kick-start the process if the president fails to implement security resolutions made by the lower chamber.

7. Arms and Ammunition Recovered as Nigerian Troops Arrest Prominent Traditional Ruler

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have arrested the district head of Cha (Mue Ter Cha), H R H Chief Utambe Adzer for allegedly being in the possession of illegal weapons.

Nigerian Tribune citing military sources, reports that the soldiers stormed the palace of two traditional rulers in Ukum local government area of Benue state on Saturday, April 24, based on intelligence reported.

8. Father Mbaka Speaks on Imo Violence, Says Gov Uzodinma Is Making Expensive Mistakes

Father Camillus Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, says the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, does not pick his calls again.

The popular pastor was the one who prophesied in his 2020 New Year message the Governor Uzodinma would be sworn in as governor, even though he lost the governorship election to Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Source: Legit Newspaper

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